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Trigonopeltastes delta Forster - Trigonopeltastes delta

Trigonopeltastes delta Forster - Trigonopeltastes delta
Barton Creek Green Belt, just east of Hwy 360, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
May 22, 2011
Det. M. A. Quinn, 2011

Found sitting on a ragweed leaf in the shade!

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Thanks for the ventral view. This has got to be one of the most gorgeous color schemes!

elytral pattern variation
Wow, this has much more pattern on the elytra than the ones I see in NC:


Then look at this one from Florida, and one from Louisiana:


Interesting variation--they definitely seem darker from more southern areas.

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